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IMB Bank Picton gets into the Christmas spirit and supports the local community

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In 2016, the town of Picton in Sydney’s south west, was devastated by floods. But in true Christmas community spirit, shops in the main street have worked to make the festive season a little more special.

An initiative by the Picton Council saw retailers offer suggestions to boost local trade and one idea was to decorate stores in the main street with snowflakes.

Local schools were offered the chance to participate with students making decorations and the results are stunning. IMB Bank at Picton is a sea of white and branch manager Lynne Thomas, a white Christmas committee member, has embraced the snowflake to bring a smile to locals as they shop.

“Many stores were closed for months and although IMB re-opened in August, some retailers are really struggling,” Lynne said.

“The community spirit is strong and with the support of the Picton Council, we have now developed a plan to help us recover.

“The Christmas snowflake competition was a great chance to involve everyone, including the local primary schools, who worked hard to create wonderful decorations.”

Two classes – a kindergarten class at Bargo Primary School and a Grade 6 class at Picton Public School – won the competition and each child received a $10 IMB Bank Zoo account.

“IMB Bank has given 46 young people a great start to a savings habit in 2017 and had a little fun along the way,” Lynne said.